Posted on February 26, 2010 by dylanthomascentre
The Dylan Thomas Centre celebrates World Book Day on 4 March with offers in our bookshop throughout the day, and a special, free evening event at 7pm.
Our bookshop is open from 10am to 4.30pm, and there will be thousands of second-hand books on offer at half-price, and reductions on many new books. Relax in the unique surroundings of the Dylan Thomas Centre, and browse the bookshelves while enjoying coffee and cake.
Join us at 7pm for ‘Stuff Happens’ on World Book Day. Inspired by the GPS project, and run in partnership with The Crunch poetry night at Mozarts, the Stuff Happens events bring together new and established voices from Swansea’s diverse poetry scene. To celebrate World Book Day, Stuff Happens readers will be discussing some of the authors who have influenced and inspired their own writing, and reading a poem or two. Those taking part include Nigel Jenkins, Margot Morgan, Emily Vanderploeg, Richard Jones, Alan Kellermann, Rhys Owain Williams, Liza Penn Thomas and Kelly Constanza, and the evening will be compered by Adam Sillman. There will be books and magazines for sale, dadaist poetry fun, and plenty of time to enjoy a drink and good conversation in between the readings.
Contact the Dylan Thomas Centre on 01792 463980 for more information.
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Posted on October 29, 2009 by dylanthomascentre
PoetCasting is at the Dylan Thomas Festival – 31 October from 10am to 5pm!
PoetCasting is a poetry podcasting project which works with poets throughout the United Kingdom. The project features published, performance, emerging and established poets reading their own work online and out loud. The project has been live since April 2007. There are currently 507 poems online from 174 individual poets.
PoetCasting is the UK’s foremost poetry podcasting enterprise, and we’re delighted that it’s returning to Swansea with an innovative new literature event, where it will be in residence throughout the day alongside the Lynette Roberts Conference. At last year’s Dylan Thomas Festival, a number of poets were recorded for the project, including Aeronwy Thomas. Come this year and hear the best emerging and established poets writing in the UK today. Hundreds of poems from over 150 poets will be available on iPod Shuffles for you to listen to. All are welcome – whether you are a web wizard, or haven’t even heard of an RSS feed.
To get a flavour of the exciting work PoetCasting does, visit the website at http://www.poetcasting.co.uk
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Posted on October 28, 2009 by dylanthomascentre
and it’s been a flying start so far. We opened with readings from Dannie Abse and Peter Finch, two of Wales’ most established and well respected poets. Contrasting in style, both were gripping in their different ways; Abse with his more traditional lyrics, and Finch combining the experimental with the personal. What a hard act to follow – and who better than Cerys Matthews, former Catatonia frontwoman and successful solo artist? Her intimate set at the Dylan Thomas Centre enthralled a sell-out crowd, and her readings of Dylan Thomas’ poetry were some of the best we’ve ever heard. She also read an extract of ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’, which was both funny and moving. Afterwards, she signed not only CD cases, but also a T Shirt – and a set of crutches. Only in Swansea, someone was heard to mutter…
Next up is a new one-man Richard Burton show by Gwynne Edwards, starring Rhodri Miles. Burton’s admiration of Dylan is well documented – he made the role of First Voice in ‘Under Milk Wood’ his own, and asked to be buried with a copy of Dylan’s ‘Collected Poems’.
So three days of poetry, music and drama – and that’s just from the audience. Plenty more to come – the festival runs until 9 November, and there’ s events every day. See http://www.dylanthomas.com for the full programme.
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Posted on October 13, 2009 by dylanthomascentre
This year’s Dylan Thomas Festival runs from 26 October to 9 November, and is packed with exciting events, with appearances by Peter Finch, Dannie Abse, Fflur Dafydd, Owen Sheers and many others. There’s new drama from London’s Out of Order Theatre co. Cerys Matthews is in conversation at the Dylan Thomas Centre, then in concert at Taliesin, and other events focus on Lynette Roberts and Alun Richards. The festival as a whole is dedicated to the memory of Aeronwy Thomas, and there will be two events celebrating her. (more…)
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